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Connectivity Traumatic Brain Injury Australia

Connectivity Traumatic Brain Industry Australia is a not-for-profit organisation working to raise awareness, increase education and improve outcomes for sufferers of traumatic brain injuries (TBI) of all severities, including concussion.

A TBI is a brain injury that occurs as a result of a physical impact to the head or body.

Up to 200,000 TBI occur in Australia each year – with many of these unreported or undiagnosed.

Vision and mission

Connectivity undertakes activities to benefit, support, inform and educate the community about TBI. They link together people with lived experience of TBI, their family and carers as well as researchers, clinicians and health care providers to build the evidence base and improve outcomes for people following TBI of all severities.

They strive for a healthier Australia due to the enhanced knowledge and management of TBI, including concussion.

How Connectivity Traumatic Brain Injury Australia can help

Connectivity helps the community by:

  • raising awareness and providing education about TBI of all severities, including concussion
  • improving outcomes by supporting individuals that experience a TBI
  • connecting the TBI community to current research across Australia
  • promoting and implementing best practice research outcomes
  • supporting the introduction of a TBI national standard of care

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Last reviewed: November 2022

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Understanding TBI tests - Connectivity

Following a TBI, (including milder injury such as concussion), you may be asked to undergo different tests to assess the severity of the damage suffered to your brain. There are several tests you may be required to do.

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Traumatic Brain Injury in Children - Connectivity

Concussion isn't an injury that solely affects adults. It can also occur in babies, toddlers, children and teens, and can be harmful to a child's developing brain.

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Concussion Treatment | What Are The Symptoms Of Concussion?

Concussions can cause a short disturbance to normal brain function. Learn more about concussion symptoms, treatments & recovery. Read more today.

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Concussion in Sport Australia | Understanding CTE in Sport

CTE is a neurodegenerative disease that is most often found in people who have experienced repeated knocks to the head. Read more about CTE in sports.

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Coping with the "new normal" - Connectivity

Looking after yourself if you have experienced a TBI is more important than ever as you learn to cope with your new normal. The ongoing effects of your TBI will not only impact you, but most likely your family and close friends as well.

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Connecting to current research projects Archives - Connectivity

8 August 2022 Connecting to current research projects, Updates The University of Tasmania is conducting a study exploring the experiences of people living with a traumatic brain injury (TBI)

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For families and carers - Connectivity

Anyone can become a carer for a person who has experienced a TBI. Becoming a carer can be a difficult change. We provide tips and advice to manage the transition.

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Concussion Awareness Course | Free Online Concussion Training

Get your free online concussion certificate from Connectivity. Our short concussion course is great for teachers, parents, coaches & more. Enrol Now.

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About the brain (the basics) - Connectivity

To understand the impact of your brain injury, you must have an understanding of the brain, including the layers of the brain, their functions and how they work together.

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What Happens When You Have A Concussion | TBI Australia

Following a concussion, a number of changes occur within the brain. The severity of the impact often determines the intensity of the injury. Learn more now.

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